Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
239 AM MDT TUE AUG 25 2015

.DISCUSSION...HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRING DRY AND MILD WEATHER TO
THE REGION TODAY. TEMPERATURES WILL WARM INTO THE 80S AND LOWER
90S...WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES 20 TO 30 PERCENT.

WARM AND MOIST AIR WILL BE BROUGHT INTO THE AREA WEDNESDAY AHEAD
OF AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE. HIGHS WILL BE IN THE UPPER 80S TO
MID 90S...WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES 30 TO 40 PERCENT.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE AFTERNOON AND
EVENING.

SDZ001-002-012>014-260015-
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...
BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...DUPREE
239 AM MDT TUE AUG 25 2015

...HIGH FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY
THIS AFTERNOON. UNFAVORABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A LOW
MOISTURE CONTENT OF GRASSES...AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL
ON THE GROUND...INDICATE THAT THERE IS A MODERATE TO HIGH
POTENTIAL FOR A FIRE OCCURRENCE. OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD BE
RESTRICTED TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING HOURS WHEN WIND SPEEDS
ARE USUALLY LOWER AND THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY IS HIGHER.

THE OUTLOOK FOR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ025-031-032-042>044-072-073-260015-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-SHANNON-JACKSON-
BENNETT-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SPEARFISH...WALL...PHILIP...
PINE RIDGE...KYLE...KADOKA...MARTIN...STURGIS...UNION CENTER
239 AM MDT TUE AUG 25 2015

...MODERATE FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE
CATEGORY THIS AFTERNOON. MARGINAL WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A
LOWERING MOISTURE CONTENT OF GRASSES...AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC
MATERIAL ON THE GROUND...INDICATE THAT THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL
FOR A FIRE OCCURRENCE. DO NOT LEAVE OUTDOOR FIRES UNATTENDED
UNDER THESE CONDITIONS.

THE OUTLOOK FOR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.


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SDZ026-027-030-041-046-047-049-074-260015-
RAPID CITY-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-FALL RIVER-
MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RAPID CITY...EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...
FOLSOM...ARDMORE...OELRICHS...WHITE RIVER...MISSION...WINNER...
HERMOSA
239 AM MDT TUE AUG 25 2015 /339 AM CDT TUE AUG 25 2015/

...LOW FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY
THIS AFTERNOON. FAVORABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A HIGH MOISTURE
CONTENT OF GRASSES...AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL ON THE
GROUND...INDICATE THAT THE PROBABILITY OF A FIRE OCCURRENCE IS
LOW. OUTDOOR BURNING UNDER THESE CONDITIONS CAN USUALLY BE
PERFORMED WITH REASONABLE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.

THE OUTLOOK FOR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


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